Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Possibly the most popular tapa in the Canary Islands.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange potatoes (if possible in a single layer) in a wide and shallow soup pot.
  2. Add water--just half way up the potatoes (not covering them).
  3. Add the salt and lemon slices.
  4. Bring to a boil and cover with a damp towel.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until done, and water has evaporated considerably--the skins should begin to"wrinkle.
  6. "This should take about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove potatoes from water and serve with"Mojo Picón" recipe#31699.


Most Helpful

Okay, this just cracked me up to put a damp towel over my boiling potatoes!!! LOVED these with the Mojo Picon recipe #31699! I used 1/4 cup sea salt because I was leary (okay, I was scared!) to use more. But no problem! I'd brave 1/3 cup next time. :)

GinnyP November 13, 2002

just had a week of eating these in tenerife and never got bored. A lovely way to eat a spud,especially with mojos picon which is lovely

Stephen Dunne June 28, 2003

My favourite for parties and other casual events. Pretty simple and exotic! I use kitchen towels to remove excess salt (it's bad for you, right?), I'm not clear if that was the author's intention.

Dima T. November 12, 2015

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